I saw the press release for these a while back, back haven't really heard anything more since.
These new Osram UV Stop ("UVS") HMI bulbs apparently eliminate 99.9% of UV radiation at the bulb itself. That's a pretty big deal, as it should allow us to remove the UV-protection glass from existing HMI heads, increasing total light output and decreasing the weight of the fixtures.
Has anyone tried them yet? Can anyone offer up any thoughts?
I'm pretty keen to try pairing their 1800w version with an M18, and seeing what I gain (lumen-wise) by running the UV protected bulbs, and removing the UV protective glass.
Is this workable? Or will the sensors in the HMI simply not allow the unit to turn on if they detect that the UV glass isn't in place?